NNA - The Blom Bank Beirut Marathon kicked off at six o'clock on Sunday under the slogan of "15 Years of Running."
The marathon was launched from Beirut Waterfront, in the presence of a number of political, diplomatic, and military figures, including the representative of President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, the first lady Nadia Chami Aoun.
According to NNA correspondent, more than 48,000 people from 110 countries participated in the race.
The marathon consisted of the main 42 km race, women's race, youth race, and half race.
Earlier, President of the Republic Michel Aoun called on participants in the Beirut Marathon to run under the slogan of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon, in a confirmed gesture of solidarity with their Prime Minister.